Viola Caroline Bich


Viola Caroline Bich, 76, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Parkview Care Center.
Memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to Mary Wadham, 802 W. Kirkwood, Fairfield, IA 52556.
Viola was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Ernest Clifford and Elizabeth (Jerrell) Hinkle. She married Willie Bich May 5, 1978, in Mount Pleasant. He passed away July 14, 2007.
Viola was a homemaker, and worked at Walmart for eight years. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing plastic canvasing, shopping, gambling and going to the senior center for their activities. Most important to Viola was spending time with her family.
Viola will be missed by her children, Mary Wadhams of Fairfield, Robert Kibbe of Winfield, Richard Jameson of Keokuk, Terri Cox of Kentucky, Kim Charbonneau of Nebraska, Bill Bich of Virginia and Diana Chandler of Alabama; her grandchildren, Jessica (Joe Mickels) Luke, Dakota (Katie Weicht) Wadhams, Ronald (Teal) Kibbe, Alyssa (Eric) Eye, Joseph, Benjamin, Aaron, Amy, Lisa, Tyler, Jennifer, Alex, John, Roland, Kyle, Wayde, Teali, Mathew, Valarie, Delilah and Austin; six great-grandchildren, Hope Caroline Lucille Wadhams, Reese Kibbe, Ronald Kibbe Jr., Rebecca Eye, Quinn Eye and Dalton Eye; and her siblings, Ardall and Evelyn of Fort Dodge and Leslie of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth; husband, Willie; one stepson; two daughters, Donna Johnson and Brenda Cloke; son, Lester Cloke; and brother, Ronnie Hinkle.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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